British Virgin Islands

15 02 2013

A most beautiful place in the Caribbean. And a tax haven. Temperatures of 32 degree maximum in summer, and 29 degrees in winter, with this tropical climate moderated by the Trade Winds. With a 45.3 inch annual rainfall, there is also a hurricane season.

There are 15 inhabited islands, amidst an archipelago totalling 60 coralline and volcanic islands. They are the most northeastern of the Leeward Islands.

People: A high percentage were foreign born, 88.8% African Caribbean, 6.9% Euro-American, 3.1% East Indian, and English is the official language.

Economy: Tourism and offshore finance dominate the economy. Over 550,000 companies are registered here, with all the consequent implications of being a tax haven.

Population:   27, 000

Capital:       Road Town  9,600 people.


Road Town is situated on by far the largest island, Tortola (20km x 5km).

History: In 1672 the English captured Tortola  Island from the Dutch.

Religion: There is freedom.

Christian            84.94%

Other                    7.29

Non-Religion        5.3%

Muslim               0.88%

Largest Christian Church: Methodist – 2,865 members [5,500 Affiliates]

Other Churches: Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of the Nazarene, Catholic, Baptist, Others…

Motto: “Where there is no vision, the people will perish”.

In this ‘Paradise’ [as in all of them in this world], there is corruption, and there is crime. Interestingly most of the population profess to be Christian, and church attendance is high. However, apparently ‘the fruit of faith is not evident‘ (OW, p. 171).

Prayer: That Christian lifestyles would be consistent with the confession of faith, that a move of the Holy Spirit may awaken people to give thanks and praise to God for such a blessed home, and for the gift of eternal life, and hope of redemption for all creation, and to pray for the mercy of God’s love in Jesus Christ to reach a needy world.



25 09 2012

It seems hard to believe, but this Island has had a Parliamentary government since 1647. It has been independent from Britain since 1966. It has continued as a stable democracy since then.

Tourism, sugar, light industry and off-shore banking, are at the heart of economic life in Barbados.

Barbados is 94.94% Christian, of a total of 273,000 people, in this prosperous and successful island state in the Caribbean.

Prayer points:

1. The legacy of slavery. Scars remain from when Anglicanism endorsed and prospered from slavery.

2. Genuine responsiveness to the present Lordship of Jesus Christ, is an ongoing issue.

3. The Churches are dealing with denominational mistrust.

4. External mission forces:  The community are increasingly involved with the occult, and are under constant ‘missional’ activity from Muslims and Mormons.

5. Young people: are subject to high degrees of sexual immorality, births outside of marriage, cohabitation and disregard for marriage. Children and youth need more helpful programs.

um, …Britain politicians like holidays there


13 08 2012

Situated in the Caribbean, with Tourism as the islands only industry, this small British dependent territory is ‘a remnant of a bygone era as a little colonial outpost’. We ‘pray that this small island and its churches may not be bypassed by the Holy Spirit’ (OW).

Of the 15,000 people on 91 square kilometres, 89% are Christian—but renewal of traditionalism is indeed, needed, among the usual smorgasbord of Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Evangelicals and Pentecostals (Ch of God of Prophecy).

The capital is ‘The Valley’. I dare say many people have never heard of this place.

Anguilla has the best beaches in the Caribbean:


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